OK, first of all, here's where the whole project is right now:
The story is simple. 3 guys are destined to be together in a trench, kind of out of the way and not in the frontline. They are doing some maintenance, some cleaning and other things soldiers do when they are not in a fight. Suddenly one of them sees something. He runs op to the trenchwall, hops on a few barrels and then signals his mates with his right hand.
(the model is Brin Milo from the Gaunt's Ghosts)
One of them leaves his work loading shells and runs over with his lasgun..(head: West Wind bare headed germans)
the third one just stares at his mate (GW)
Follow this? It's kind of fun to think up a story.
I built a bunch of sandbags out of green stuff (here's the tutorial on how to do that) and played around with the barb wire a bit
Here is a picture with all the bitz I am using. Click on it to make it bigger.
Below is a list with all the names and links of the products:
1. large weapon chests: Itars Workshop
2. barbed wire: Pegasus Hobbies
3. assortment of guns: Max Mini
4. Barrels (1/48 stowage kit): Tamiya
5. Wood Crates: Itars Workshop
6. Shells: we will get to that later
All this stuff will be incorporated into the diorama.
On to the shells. This is what they should look like:
But I cannot for the life of me find loose Earthshaker Shells for this Diorama. So I have pondered over all kinds of options, that could all work (kind of):
loaded ammo for concrete nail guns
I like these but what if one blows up a year from now?
They do look good..
And then Mr. Justin from Secret Weapon Miniatures offered me some of his unreleased shells in the making:
Cool heh? They come in two parts. But he also said they are sized for a Vanquisher, so I am not sure if one guy can hold one of these bad boys..
So I am totally stuck. I have no shells that work, does anyone have a good idea? Can you buy Forgeworld bitz by themselves?